Oasis and The Smiths in ‘rock map’ of UK

VisitBritain unveil map showcasing rock heritage

Oasis and The Smiths are just two of the bands featured on a special ‘rock map’ of the UK.

The map, put together by tourism company VisitBritain, features locations around the country that have been musically significant around England.

The map is intended to boost internal tourism as interest in rock tourism is set to increase this year.

Laurence Bresh, the general manager for VisitBritain, said: “We know there’s huge interest in locations connected to popular culture.

“Everybody knows about tourists going to Liverpool to visit The Beatles locations, but it’s much wider than that.

“People like to see the places that have inspired musicians – Oasis is the obvious one, Berwick Street (in London) where they shot the cover for ’(What’s The Story) Morning Glory’.”

Salfords Lad Club, where The Smiths posed for the inside cover of ’The Queen Is Dead’, is also featured, as well as infamous Britpop pub, Camden’s The Good Mixer, reports The Guardian.